But who takes music awards at face value, anyway? Maybe the committee knew that country music needs a good bad girl these days even more than hip-hop needs a great iconoclast. And it's not just Wilson's explicit working-class sass ("Some people look down on me but I don't give a rip/I'll stand barefooted in my own front yard with a baby on my hip") that makes this one of the most promising country shows of the year. It's her voice, which is as pleasingly taut and ample as any of her other natural assets.
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